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Police: Former teacher accused of 'inappropriate communication' with 19-year-old student

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Posted at 6:25 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 19:26:18-05

LAMPASAS, TX — The Lampasas Police Department is investigating after a former teacher was accused of having inappropriate communication with a 19-year-old student.

Superintendent Chane Rascoe said a different student and parent came forward as witnesses to inform Lampasas High School Principal Joey McQueen about the situation on December 12.

"The parent and the student indicated that there was some inappropriate type text messages," said Rascoe.

The district immediately took action, contacted the Lampasas Police Department and began an initial investigation.

Lampasas Police are now investigating.

Lampasas High School parent Melanie Brooks said she received a letter explaining how the district swiftly took action.

"You just don't cross that line," said Brooks. "No matter what the age is. If it's an age of consent or not, you don't cross that line and I'm sure he learned it the hard way. And I'm glad that the district took such quick measures."

The teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave. The educator then made the decision to resign a day later.

District officials confirmed the teacher is prohibited from having any contact with Lampasas ISD students or staff and is prohibited from entering any district facility.

Lieutenant Charlie Boswell with the Lampasas Police Department said at this time the case does not appear criminal nor does it appear sexual.